These are my links for March 23rd from 15:36 to 15:54:
- Capitol Alert: 9th Circuit denies request to lift stay on Prop. 8 ruling – 9th Circuit denies request to lift stay on Proposition 8 Gay Marrriage Ruling
- FullosseousFlap’s Dental Blog – Updated with Polls: President 2012: Sarah Palin is UNLIKELY to Run for President? #tcot
- 9th Circuit denies request to lift stay on Proposition 8 Gay Marrriage Ruling – The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a motion today to lift its stay on a lower court ruling declaring unconstitutional voter-approved Proposition 8, which prohibited same-sex marriage.
The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is representing two same-sex couples challenging Proposition 8, had filed the motion, which would have allowed same-sex marriages to go forward while the 9th Circuit considered an appeal of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker.
That process promises to stretch through this year, as the 9th Circuit awaits an opinion it requested from the state Supreme Court on whether the proponents of the 2008 ballot measure, Protectmarriage.com, can defend Proposition 8 under state law.
It would have been unusual had the appeals court lifted the stay. This will take years to eventually be settled in the U.S. Supreme Court.